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posted by requerdanos on Saturday January 09 2021, @01:05PM   Printer-friendly
from the twitter-and-facebook-and-twitch-and-snapchat-and... dept.

Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account:

US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter "due to the risk of further incitement of violence", the company says.

Twitter said the decision was made "after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them".

Mr Trump had earlier been locked out of his account for 12 hours.

Twitter then said that it would ban Mr Trump "permanently" if he breached the platform's rules again.

Reacting to the permanent ban, Trump 2020 campaign adviser Jason Miller tweeted: "Disgusting... if you don't think they're coming for you next, you're wrong."

It comes after Mr Trump tweeted several messages on Wednesday, calling the people who stormed the US Capitol "patriots".

Hundreds of his supporters entered the Capitol building as the US Congress attempted to certify Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election. The ensuing violence led to the deaths of four civilians and a police officer.

The siege took place just hours after Trump addressed supporters and told them: "We will never give up; we will never concede."

[...] On Thursday, Facebook said it had suspended Mr Trump "indefinitely". The popular gaming platform Twitch also placed an indefinite ban on the outgoing president's channel, which he has used for rally broadcasts. So has Snapchat.

Two online Trump memorabilia stores were closed this week by e-commerce company Shopify. On Friday, Reddit banned its "donaldtrump" forum for the president's supporters.

[...] The big question now is, can Trumpism survive without the backing of mainstream media? Or will it simply slip into the shadows of the internet?

(Emphasis retained from original.)

Also at Ars Technica, CNET

Full Twitter explanation at: blog.twitter.com

Pro-Trump Rioters Breached US Capitol; EC Confirms Biden; Trump "Responds"; Dems Win GA [Updates: 2]


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  • (Score: 2) by crafoo on Monday January 11 2021, @12:15AM (6 children)

    by crafoo (6639) on Monday January 11 2021, @12:15AM (#1098029)

    BLM is a terrorist organization. Pretty much the definition of one.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @12:53AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @12:53AM (#1098040)

    Naming your organization after a hashtag is very effective for dismissing criticism, especially when the media doesn't care. But where's the evidence that Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Black Lives Matter Foundation [buzzfeednews.com], or the Movement for Black Lives are terrorist organizations? I don't see any.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @01:59AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @01:59AM (#1098063)

    Mmmm yesss, show everyone how insane you truly are!!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @02:01AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 11 2021, @02:01AM (#1098064)

    BLM is a terrorist organization. Pretty much the definition of one.

    Crafoo is a terrorist. Saw a pic of him storming the capital, with him wearing a shirt with a big Q on it, and the words "Truth the Plan". Turns out there weren't no plan, and he was pretty stupid for believing there was one, but he's still a right-wing nut-job racist terrorist!

    • (Score: 2) by crafoo on Monday January 11 2021, @07:29PM (1 child)

      by crafoo (6639) on Monday January 11 2021, @07:29PM (#1098497)

      Now that's just mean. Qlarpers are all boomers worried about their SS checks.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @02:01AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 12 2021, @02:01AM (#1098716)

        Not in the videos I saw, very few boomers. If anyone is worried about their SS checks then they should have been paying attention and not voted for Trump. I know, they believed Trump's lies, so sad.

  • (Score: 2) by helel on Monday January 11 2021, @02:25AM

    by helel (2949) on Monday January 11 2021, @02:25AM (#1098075)

    I don't suppose you could provide some proof of this claim?